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VERB (1)

1. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;
- Example: "grind the spices in a mortar"
- Example: "mash the garlic"
[syn: grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Comminute \Com"mi*nute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comminuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Comminuting.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See Minute.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant. [1913 Webster] Comminuted fracture. See under Fracture. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

comminute v 1: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic" [syn: grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute]